If kids are that brutal over the colour of a chat message, you can only imagine how they'd react if they didn't have a phone at all (or have social media, they are essentially one in the same in this case).
However, I thought the more interesting to address would be
> There is something seriously wrong with the IT industry...
I think you'll find the same case whenever you get close enough to any industry, but don't agree with the general consensus. From afar, most industries, including IT, seem to be well organised and know what they're doing. Its only when you get into the weeds with them you see the chaos surrounding it.
Case in point, music. I've been playing around with synthesizers for the past few years as something a bit different from programming. But as I've got closer, I've come to see that simple problems often have inane solutions, where things that you thought one box could do on its own have to be handled by 10, all plugged into each other with different cables and in a different order.
So yeh, I'd say this is just a natural consequence of being in the industry. Talking to friends in completely different industries, I don't think this is unique to IT at all
I keep two in my house: one on each floor. (One stays under the kitchen sink.)
I store/stream all my music there (use presigned URLs for playback).
I find that most cloud storage deviate too much from a simple file management interface.
I'd rather avoid Google if I could so I don't get further locked-in with them, but its a minor issue, and if they do end up being the best whilst keeping out my way then that sounds like a good deal to me
> Do people regularly run into coworkers like me during their career and simply ignore it because they find it too awkward to criticize them?
In my experience and guesses, I dont think anyone (or at least the majority of people) in this industry (or possibly any industry) is entirely sure of their own competance, so they're worried about the same thing from you.
Where it gets a bit more interesting is that middle ground. Usually I prefer text in theory, but a lot of the articles written about it are filled with as much fluff as videos, but then you also have cookie popups, ads, location and notification requests, ect... which can make videos sometimes faster, sometimes slower.
I'm in my mid 20's so I don't know if its a generational thing, I might be just an outlier but I couldn't say for sure.
When I take notes, I'll write something out, then if I think of something that expands upon it, or a potential problem, I'll draw an arrow to the next line (or if the page is becoming full, to somewhere else) and write my new thing there. Sometimes it'll work like a strange Q&A where I write something, ask a question about it, answer it, and so on, with lines displaying the flow, but not always. All that sounds somewhat similar to these "Flow Notes", though a lot less organised.
The important thing is that I never decided to do this. I just did. And sometimes I don't and I just write normally, or sometimes a combination of the two. I can't say how much it helps me to reread my notes, I moreso take notes to think things through or get them out of my head than to keep a constant memory of them. But it works for me.
That being said, for peace of mind, I do wish engines like Godot had chosen a strongly typed language. I use Godot myself and much prefer it to other engines I've used, but I can't shake the feeling the GDScript sacrifices performance for ease of learning, even if it happens to not be true. I know theres Godot C# as well but that still doesn't feel like first class supported, though maybe I'm wrong
Of course theres a lot of overlap between the two, but I'd guess Processing is more powerful (or at least, more easily powerful) for pure graphics rendering than MicroStudio, but MicroStudio can do a lot more (or again, at least a lot more easily), like handling inputs and playing sounds and so on
I guess the only takeaway you can get for that is that Django, at the very least, works fine, and probably will solve the problem you come in with unless you want it solved in a very specific way